Angela LaMantia

Migratory birds travel the globe with no regard to country or state borders.  Some birds cross large oceans relying on the existence of wetlands for food and water.  If a wetland, a birdís summer home, is destroyed, that bird, along with other birds, may never make it back to their winter homes.  One of the functions of wetlands is to clean the water flowing through the wetland to streams and rivers where animals, including some people, go to drink.  People often mistake wetlands as trivial plots of land that could be put to better use.  Now that people know more about the value of wetlands and the devastating effects that destroying them has on an ecosystem, they are making efforts to conserve and restore wetlands. 

 

 

 

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